2019 Royal Arch Golf Day

2019 Royal Arch Golf Day

The sunshine ”Gods” were again more than kind to the 47 golfers who participated in the 2019 Royal Arch Golf Day held at Redbourn Golf Club on the 12 th July. The course was in superb condition and this allowed the day to be very much enjoyed by everyone and with some excellent scoring all round. Our Grand Superintendent, Jim Sharpley carried out his obligatory annual “harassing of players” duties from his on course buggy…

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Consecration of Sparta Chapter No 9771

Consecration of Sparta Chapter No 9771

Consecration of Sparta Chapter No 9771 Royal Arch Province of Suffolk Friday 2nd August 2019 As you read this narrative, you may be wondering why a new Chapter consecrated in the Province of Suffolk is appearing on the news page of our website…..well our Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, E Comp James Sharpley along with three other Most Excellent Grand Superintendent’s from the Provinces of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Norfolk were the Consecrating Team as the Most…

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Old Fullerian Chapter No 4698 – Banner & Robes Dedication; Odense, Denmark

Old Fullerian Chapter No 4698 – Banner & Robes Dedication; Odense, Denmark

In May 2018, owing to its’ decreasing membership, The Old Fullerian Chapter no 4698 held its last meeting at Watford and with the help of the Royal Arch Province of Hertfordshire, had decided to “export” itself  to Odense in Denmark. At this last meeting on UK soil, the members of the Chapter donated a new set of Robes and Sceptres for the Danish Companions to take with them for the Chapter to use in their new home….

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Installation Convocation of Cheshunt Chapter, Esbjerg

On Saturday 11th May some 35 companions in the neighbourhood of Esbjerg, Denmark joined together for a most enjoyable meeting to witness the installation of three new Principals of the Cheshunt Chapter. E. Comp. Peter Wind, the current MEZ installed his successor in a most proficient and sincere manner utilising the kneeling chair that he had just completed and presented to the Chapter. E. Comp. Per Jorgensen and E. Comp. Thyge Bjerring also installed their…

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Supreme Grand Chapter – New Appointments & Promotion

Supreme Grand Chapter – New Appointments & Promotion

At the Annual Investiture Convocation of Supreme Grand Chapter on Thursday 25 th April 2019, to a full house in the Grand Temple at Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, London, the First Grand Principal, HRH the Duke of Kent invested eight Companions from the Province of Hertfordshire, four of which had been submitted to the Appointments and Promotions Board by the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, Comp James Sharpley, three others through Supreme Grand Chapter and…

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Royal Arch Province of Hertfordshire Prostate Awareness Screening

Royal Arch Province of Hertfordshire Prostate Awareness Screening

On Saturday 30 th March, nearly 140 Men, Masons and their families attended the first ever privately- run Prostate screening session to be held in Hertfordshire and took place at the Halsey Masonic Hall, Watford. E. Comp. Phil Masters, 2nd Provincial Grand Principal along with the Graham Fulford Charity Trust, and with the backing of the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, E. Comp. James Sharpley and supported by the Provincial Grand Master, R. W. Bro. Paul…

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John Stuart Hay – 60 years in Royal Arch Freemasonry

John Stuart Hay – 60 years in Royal Arch Freemasonry

At the January Convocation of High Barnet First Principals Nº8746, the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, Comp James Sharpley, presented E Comp John Stuart Hay with his certificate marking his 60 years’ distinguished service to the Holy Royal Arch.   Before the presentation of the certificate, the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, Comp James Sharpley gave an oration of E Comp John’s career in the Craft and Holy Royal Arch. E Comp John was initiated into Harringay…

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Royal Arch Province of Hertfordshire Away Weekend

Royal Arch Province of Hertfordshire Away Weekend

Friday – Sunday, 16th– 18thNovember 2018   It had been some years since the Royal Arch Province of Hertfordshire had hosted a social away weekend and so the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent and Executive took the decision to resurrect another occasion in our social calendar. The weekend was hosted at the Queens Hotel in Bournemouth and was attended by over 80 Companions and their guests. They were treated to first class dining and service alongside…

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Closure of Phocas Chapter Nº 9295

Closure of Phocas Chapter Nº 9295

Thursday 6th September 2018 After a year of debate over the future of Phocas Chapter Nº 9295, the members eventually decided that it had no future and that it would reluctantly surrender its Charter in consequence of that decision. On Thursday 6 th September 2018, the Deputy Grand Superintendent, E Comp David Hampton accompanied by the 2 nd Provincial Grand Principal, E Comp Paul Blakemore, the 3 rd Provincial Grand Principal, E Comp Phillip Masters,…

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Most Excellent Grand Superintendent’s Address 2018

Most Excellent Grand Superintendent’s Address 2018

Monday 5th November 2018 Companions all, I bid you a hearty welcome to the Provincial Convocation, especially to the Principals of the Chapters, it is good to see you supporting the Province with your attendance. Also, to those that I have had the pleasure of appointing to and promoting in Provincial Grand Rank. Of course, it is my duty as always to make these awards in appreciation of your past services in the Royal Arch…

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